Critical Linking: July 15th, 2013



Spilling coffee all over your morning paper is not an ideal way to start the day. But for those messy readers who would like to get through the headlines without crumbs and spillage, designer Yu-hun Kim has created the Reading Tray: a translucent plastic tray with a slot for your reading material – be it paper, magazine or book – and a specially marked spot for mugs.

Well, you have to take whatever it is you are reading out to turn the page. Still, +100 nerd points.



Well-reviewed from a major publisher, but without the built-in name recognition, J.K. Rowling sold 1500 copies of her mystery novel. Not sure if that makes aspiring authors feel better or worse.


Specifically, they expressed less need for order and more comfort with ambiguity. This effect was particularly pronounced among those who reported being frequent readers of either fiction or non-fiction.

Just look at the desks of serious readers, and you’ll get confirmation that reading and needing order don’t really mix. 



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